Brian Jean blasts Quebec Premier during Drayton Valley visit

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
September 28, 2017 - 6:00am

United Conservative Party leadership candidate Brian Jean is blasting Quebec Premier Phillipe Couillard's stead fast support of Bombardier. 

Wednesday morning Couillard called new American tariffs on Bombardier an attack against Quebec and Canada while calling for national unity

Jean called out Couillard for being contradictory, and points to the opposition of the Energy East pipeline project.

"They would rather support a dictator and his abusive system to the people he controls, rather than good, clean Alberta energy. Like, it's ridiculous, retarded."



Jean made a campaign stop Wednesday afternoon in Drayton Valley where he spoke to about 30 people about issues they want to see addressed from their government.

He also rebuked any notion that the Premier of Quebec was willing to work with Albertan's adding.

"We see consistently the Premier of Quebec and other leaders in Quebec standing not with Albertans, but against us. That is not acceptable." 

Jean said he would not stand with the Couillard or any other Canadian leader, including the Prime Minister, unless they stand with Albertans. 

The second UCP leadership debate will be held Thursday night in Edmonton, where Jean will face off against former Progressive Conservative leader Jason Kenney, Calgary lawyer Doug Schweitzer and former Wildrose Party President Jeff Callaway. 

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